First Hawaiian Bank

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First Hawaiian Bank Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
24 Reviews

3.1
24 Reviews
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Robert S. Harrison
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  1.  

    Great stable company to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    Pros

    Everyone is treated like family. Employees are rarely ever fired, so it is a very stable company to work for as far as job security. Has one of the best benefit packages.

    Cons

    The technology used is very old and outdated. Pay is quite low compared to other companies. Promotions are very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some ways to modernize the technology. Promote motivated individuals faster with higher pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Reputable company, expect to wait a lengthy amount of time to advance/grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller
    Current Employee - Teller

    Pros

    First Hawaiian Bank really does take care of their employees. Their benefits package is great, don't have to pay much out of pocker for medical/dental/vision. The teller position is ideal for a student. They are quite flexible with my schedule. If anything, it seemed as if they needed me more than I needed them.

    Cons

    Pay is quite low compared to industry. Pay raise is even lower, less than one percent, annually. Career progression is slow. The honest truth about FHB is it's all about who you know. I've seen a fair amount of favoritism within the company. FHB is behind on technology, not very innovative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Large financial institution.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Stability of the company.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    They expect a whole lot but pay you so little

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment. ....great people to work with.....

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest. ...a lot of work for little pay....

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good experience, good management and communication

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loan Processor  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Loan Processor in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Coworkers become family, management was accessible and often seen wandering around the building, workflow was relatively steady

    Cons

    A lot of nepotism, expected to work long hours, very concerned with numbers and the bottom line

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great local company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Great corpoate culture, great people as well

    Cons

    Does not pay well in comparison to other banks in Hawaii

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No succession planning, need to look to building the future in regards to personel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I'm on the bottom rungs of the ladder

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Old style drive benefits, possibilities of transferring departments is high

    Cons

    Large organization can make you feel like a small cog in the machine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The Hawaiian bank that's owned not by Hawaii, not by USA, but by the FRENCH

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Residential Credit Associate  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Residential Credit Associate in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Good health insurance, and 401k plan

    Cons

    Very low pay, everyone is locked in at a 2% annual raise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Teller

    Former Employee - Teller  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Teller in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Good work environment with great co-workers. Great place for an entry level job. Easy to move around company.

    Cons

    Hard to get a raise in lower level positions even after years with the company. Other than that, a great place to work.

  11.  

    Large company but not so large

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    First Hawaiian Bank is one of the largest employers in Hawaii with over 2000 employees. Many of the employees have been with the company for quite some time and you really become family with your coworkers. As a large employer, theres opportunity to change careers within the company - I personally know people who have done that. The company really takes care of its employees as well, with excellent benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    As a large company, sometimes it may seem that senior management is removed from what employees go through. However, they are accessible - many employees just seem "afraid" to speak their mind. Almost all of the managers worked themselves up within the company, so there isn't really any reason to hold back.

    There are reviews about the pay - but really, if someone's complaining about the pay, there's usually an underlying issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe be even more accessible to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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